Obamacare Boost, North Korea's Choco Pie Economy, Shutdown Stories: Oct. 8By
James Surowiecki says Obamacare will encourage Americans to start new businesses because it will be easier for them to get health insurance. [New Yorker]
North Koreans are trading popular snack cakes called Choco Pies on informal marketplaces, writes Heesun Wee. [CNBC]
Megan McArdle questions whether a Georgia resident who claims to be the first person to enroll in a federally operated health exchange is telling the truth. [Bloomberg View]
Brian Overstreet describes how a group of startup founders lobbied the California state legislature to overturn a retroactive tax. [Xconomy]
News from day seven of the partial shutdown of the federal government (video). [Bloomberg Television]
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